On January 5, 2022, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released revisions to the list of Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Telehealth Codes.
In turn, and in compliance with California Labor Code Section 5307.1, the Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) updated its recent order adjusting the Official Medical Fee Schedule (OMFS) for Physician and Non-Physician Practitioner Services for 2022.
The update adopts the CMS revised Telehealth List and applies to all services provided on or after January 1, 2022.
For California workers’ comp providers, these key changes are worth noting:
According to a recent Newsline, the “other provisions of the December 23, 2021 calendar year 2022 update order have not been revised and remain in effect.”
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Adding the required modifier 95 to the Procedure Code marks a service as performed via telehealth. The ‘Billing Ground Rules’ section under ‘Detailed Explanation’ verifies that the modified procedure code is included in the CMS List of Telehealth Services.
Also worth noting: while the ‘Place of Service Type’ is Non-Facility, the ‘Place of Service County’ is the same location that would normally apply if the medical service were provided in-person.
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